Makalu Base Camp with Arun & Barun Valley Trek

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Mt. Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking, an adventure around Far Eastern Nepal in the shade of Khumbakarna Himalaya range, where world’s fifth highest Mt. Makalu located at the height of 8,463 m
and 27,766 ft high, one of the least trekked and visited destination by few trekkers and adventurer.

Mt. Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking, will be a great walking journey on high ridges covered with mist filled woodland enriched with rare herbs and different species of vegetation which is almost lost in this world, found and discovered around Arun and Barun valley areas only.

Besides its rich forest and vegetation rare animals like snow leopard, Himalayan Black beer, deer, and mountain antelopes are often sighted on walks to Mt. Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley Trekking, truly an adventure into an isolated region of Himalaya with remote undisturbed villages hardly visited by outside travelers.

 

a scenic and exciting walks which leads you from low warm sub-tropical of Arun valley towards cooler high hills covered with mist filled forest of rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines.

Starting our magnificent Mt. Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking, taking a scenic flight to land at warm sub-tropical areas of Arun River valley in Tumlingtar town and a village, where our adventure commence heading higher cooler hills with tremendous views of Makalu-Kanchenjunga to Everest peaks.

Slowly altitude gains as walk proceeds from Num village, and the leaving human settlement and villages towards complete wilderness crossing high Kongma-La and Tutu-La pass to enter into scenic Barn Valley towards Makalu base camp at 4,812 m / 15,879 ft high, on the highest spot of our adventure overlooking views of Baruntse, Chamlang and towering Mt. Makalu.

From base camp views of Everest rare east face known as Kangsung Face, only seen from Makalu areas, after a wonderful and enjoyable time around Makalu base camp and scenic Barn valley heading back at Tumlingtar for panoramic flight to Kathmandu.

Our marvelous adventure completes on reaching Kathmandu with fabulous memories of Mt. Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotel and lodge on route trekking.
  • Total Trip : 19 Nights & 20 Days
  • Higest Point : 5,120 m
  • Trip Grade : Moderate to adventurous
  • Season : All season except July and August (wet seasons)
  • Trekking : 15 - 16 days

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar 448 m - 45 mins flight and drive to Num 1,490 m - 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Seduwa 1,540 m - 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tashi Gaon 2,135m - 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kongma Danda (Ridge) 3,556 m - 05 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Mumbuk 3,553 m - 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,760 m - 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Shersong 4, 572 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Makalu Base Camp 4,812 m - 04 hrs.
Day 11: Rest day at base camp for local exploration and hike
Day 12: Trek to Yangle Kharka 3, 598 m - 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Mumbuk - 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Kongma Ridge - 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Tashi Gaon - 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Num via Seduwa - 05 hrs.
Day 17: Drive back to Tumlingtar - 04 hrs.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your respective hotels.
Day 19: In Kathmandu free day with optional tour.
Day 20: International departure for home ward bound

Day 01:            Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receives you with warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.

 

On reaching your hotel check into your rooms, after rest and refreshment join in the main hall or lobby to join with other members of Mt. Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking for briefing of treks with do's and don'ts.

Evening includes welcome group dinner in a nice restaurant introducing you with typical Nepali cuisine with folk dance program of all parts of Nepal as entertainment.

 

Day 02:            In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning activities starts after breakfast, where our city guide will accompany you to interesting World Heritage Sites in our wonderful sightseeing tour, which helps you to gain knowledge regarding local culture and traditional life of Nepalese people as it was for many past centuries.

Tour leads around Kathmandu Durbar Square teemed with local life around historical sites and monuments, then heading due west at Swayambhunath Stupa (popularly known as Monkey Temple where large numbers of monkeys found around).

 

One of the oldest monuments of Nepal dates back more than 2,500 years old overlooking views of Kathmandu valley and the city from this hillock Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa.

 

After with lunch in local restaurant as the tour continues to holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath towards east of the city, one of the holiest Hindu sites, where great festival takes place in the month of February known as Shiva Ratri. 

 

From here visit Bouddhanath huge Stupa, a Buddhist landmark the area also known as 'Little Tibet' due to strong Tibetan influence in religion-culture and traditional way of life.

 

Our marvelous tour completes and then back into your hotel, afternoon free at leisure with preparation for Mt. Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking next morning flight to Tumlingtar. 

Day 03:            Fly to Tumlingtar 448 m - 45 mins flight and drive to Num 1,490 m - 04 hrs.

Starting Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking with sweeping flight taking 45 mins overlooking range of peaks, to land at Arun valley in Tumlingtar a small town with warmer climate, during flights super views of snow capped peaks with Everest and Makalu, on reaching Tumlingtar join with our other trekking staff and porters for the adventure to high Makalu base camp.

Tumlingtar, a town within farm areas located high above Arun River, from here adventure begins with an interesting drive towards mid hills past farm villages and large town of Khandbari, drive continues on hilly rough dirt road heading higher at Chinchela village.

From here a long descend to Num village, on reaching Num for overnight in local lodge with grand views of surrounding landscapes and peaks of Jalajala Himal and Makalu.

Day 04:            Trek to Seduwa 1,540 m- 05 hrs.

First day walk starts with downhill and then up to Seduwa village, a steep descend to a bridge over raging Arun River around semi tropical areas, and then climb towards farm fields and small villages of Runmura, here with lunch break and then with gradual climb to reach overnight stop at Seduwa village, a small place with primary school and a health post with views of Jalajala rocky peaks.

Day 05:            Trek to Tashi Gaon 2,135m - 04 hours.
After Seduwa village, morning walk on undulating winding trail to Tashigaon a Sherpa village, the last village before Makalu base camp, walk leads through farm areas with nice terraces of millet, a major crops after rice and wheat’s of this area, and then for 3-4 hours of good trek reaching at Tashigaon for lunch and overnight camp with time to visit the local village around, which is quite interesting. The Sherpa of this area is quite different to Khumbu highlanders.

Day 06:            Trek to Kongma Danda 3,556 m - 05 hours
Leaving Tashi Gaon the last village for a week long, morning walk leads on gentle path into thick forest of rhododendron, oaks and tall pines trees passing many cattle herder’s temporary shelters of shades and stone huts after few hours of pleasant walk stopping for lunch on the grassy meadow and summer pasture ground.

Afternoon walk with steep climb for few hours to reach Kongma ridge top, as the tall trees gives away for smaller rhododendron and juniper bushes and small birch trees.

This high ridge offers excellent views of Kanchenjunga mountain range and of Mt. Makalu with adjoining peaks, from here in complete wilderness.

Day 07:            Trek to Mumbuk 3,553 m - 06 hours
From Kaungma Danda morning walk on a ridge line following a gradual path with few ups and down reaching at icy ponds of Thulo Pokhari (big) with Sano Pokhari(small) after crossing Tutu-la and Shipton la at above 4, 453 meters passes, and then downhill back into forest with views of Khumbakarna Himal range of mountains towards north, overnight camp on a level ground in the middle of tall trees.

Day 08:            Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,760 m - 05 hours.
Today walks leads to scenic Barun valley famous for rare species of vegetation- plants and herbs including wild-life, starting the morning with down-hill for an hour and crossing a small stream to reach Barun valley, walk with gentle up views of peaks on both side of the valley passing few Sheppard’s shelters with a small Buddhist Gompa (monastery), after a pleasant walk of 5 hours reaching at Nehe Kharka for overnight camp around Barun valley.

Day 09:            Trek to Shersong 4, 572 m - 05 hours.
From Barun valley trek to Shersong towards end of the valley close to Makalu base camp walking on gentle uphill crossing streams with great views of Mt. Makalu and Baruntse peaks, after a nice walk of 5 hours reaching at our destination at Sherson for overnight stop.

Day 10:            Trek to Makalu Base Camp 4,812 m - 04 hrs.

Morning adventure trek heading high trail over moraine and ice trails into rocky areas to reach at Makalu base camp close to its glacial icy pond near Baruntse and towering great South Face of Mt. Makalu, with time to marvel this wild and beautiful surrounding with arrays of high peaks.

Day 11:            Rest day at base camp for local exploration and hike

Rest and acclimatization day to enjoy views of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse peaks with peak IV, morning an optional hike for excellent views of Mt. Everest with rare East Face known as Kangshung face with Mt. Lhotse.

Day 12:            Trek to Yangle Kharka 3, 598 m - 06 hours.
Retrace the journey back on the Barun valley to Yangle Kharka enclosed within high rocky cliffs with views of cascading waterfalls after a descend reaching the overnight camp at cow herders temporary summer grazing place at Yangle-Kharka.

Day 13:            Trek to Mumbuk - 05 hours.
After a wonderful time at Barun valley, walk leads past the valley with a climb to reach back into thick woodland at Mumbuk for overnight camp.

Day 14:            Trek to Kongma Danda / Ridge - 05 hours.
On the same trail back to Kongma ridge morning walk with a climb for an hour or more through forest on reaching the hill top ridge leaving the tree lines, and passing the ponds and over Tutu la and Shipton la reaching at Kongma hill top for overnight camp.

Day 15:            Trek to Narbu Gaon 1,310 m via Tashi Gaon - 05 hours.
Morning walk on downhill path back into forest of tall tree lines to reach villages and farm fields, on reaching at Tashi Gaon taking a different higher route to Nawa or Narbu gaon village, through cool shade of woodlands and farm terraces and then reaching a large Sherpa village of Narbu Gaon on for overnight stop, with afternoon free to explore this nice farm village.

Day 16:            Trek to Num via Seduwa - 05 hours.
From Narbu Gaon our last day walk of this wonderful adventure leading downhill with few short up to Seduwa village, after a rest here continue descend on a steep path to Arun River, after crossing a bridge a steep climb for few hours to reach at Num village for last overnight around the high hills of Makalu.

Day 17:            Drive back to Tumlingtar - 04 hrs.

After a wonderful time on the high hills and mountains with farm villages, from Num taking an

exciting drives on the rough road passing past villages with beautiful views of surrounding

green hills and peaks, after few hours of drive reaching at Khadbari, a major town and

headquarter of Sanka Sabha district of Makalu region.

 

From here an hour downhill back to Tumlingtar in the comfort of a nice lodge.

 

Day 18:            Fly or drive to Kathmandu and transfer to your respective hotels.
Morning or afternoon as per the flight time to Kathmandu, transfer to Tumlingtar air terminal for scenic flight, after a great experience on Mt. Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking.
On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping.

Day 19:            In Kathmandu free and spare day for individual activities.
A free and relaxing day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy with individual activities shopping souvenirs or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour.

Day 20:            International departure for homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you with farewell garland or Buddhist silk scarf 'Khada' for your safe and good journey, after wonderful experience and memories of Mt. Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trekking.

 
Super panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes on daily walks
Exploring rural farm villages of Rai-Kirat, Sherpa and other eastern hill tribe of great interest
Walk into deep forested of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks and pines, and fir tree lines
On least trekked area within Makalu and Barun valley enriched with world’s rare vegetations
From low warm paddy fields to alpine temperatures to arctic areas of ice and glaciers